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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Environmental Spotlight

    This week, indieWIRE's curation of the Hulu Documentaries page puts the spotlight on a handful of films on the environment, with a special focus on fossil fuels. Coincidentally, this ties in with America Recycles Day, which took place this Monday.

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    A Danish "Grey Gardens"? Eva Mulvad On Her "Good Life"

    The Danish have been making a significant mark in the world of international documentaries these past few years. Despite a population of just over five million people, their output has been astounding, with Anders Østergaard's "Burma VJ," Janus Metz Pedersen's "Armadillo," Mads Brügger's "The Red C...

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    DOC NYC Review | Grandpa's Legacy: "Discoveries of a Marionette"

    Family history, rendered in documentary form, usually has more appeal for the family than anyone else. "Discoveries of a Marionette" provides an alternative approach. Norwegian director Bjarte Morner Tveit appears to learn things about his grandfather's adventurous backstory at the same time that we do, resulting in a refreshingly unconventional portrait of generational inquiry. Rather than making himself the star of the show, Tveit presents his grandfather's history through the research materials provided for him, and ponders their larger significance. His grandfather, Alf, was a Norwegian resistance fighter in World War II, and sailed aroun...

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    "Apocalypse" and "Donor" World Premieres Shine at High-Spirited 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Though the Sheffield Doc/Fest has announced that it will be moving its dates to June next year due to the crowded slate of European doc fests in the fall, the fest's last November installment still had a lot going for it. Just wrapping up yesterday, the fest boasted a series of world premieres and a healthy dose of mentoring and pitching. The festival, which has rapidly grown from being primarily an industry networking event with a film festival has grown into an incredibly important event for projects-in-development to get funding and resources, a localized point for industry networking and mentoring, and a chance for industry professional...

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    Doc NYC Review | Strangely Alluring Over "Kati with an I"

    In "Kati with an I," documentarian Robert Greene ("Owning the Weather") turns his camera on his teenage half-sister on the brink of her high school graduation. That backdrop offers nothing new, but Greene's patient, understated portrait renders a universal rite of passag...

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    "Pink Saris" Tops Sheffield Doc/Fest's 2010 Awards

    Here in Sheffield last night, the 2010 Sheffield Doc/Fest award winners were announced at the city's Lyceum Theater. As was previous announced, the fest honored Kim Longinotto with the Inspiration Award, an award given to an industry figure that has done immense positive work for the documentary in...

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    First Run Has "Orgasm"

    First Run Features has annonced that it has acquired North American theatrical, television, home video and internet rights to "Orgasm, Inc.," Liz Canner's documentary that explores the strange science of female pleasure, and in the process reveals the often warped mentality of our pharmaceutical and...

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    At Sheffield, Filmmakers Roller Skate While Showing the Power of Docs

    "It's been years since I've last been on these. I thought it was something you don't forget how to do, but you do," the political documentarian Anand Patwardhan bantered as he returned his roller skates to the counter. Sheffield Doc/Fest may be the only one of the fifty film festival's profiled i...

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    "Last Train Home" Leads 4th Annual Cinema Eye Honors Doc Awards

    Lixin Fan's "Last Train Home" led the nominations for the 2011 Cinema Eye Honors, which were announced today at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK by filmmakers Havana Marking ("Afghan Star"), Kim Longinotto ("Pink Saris") and Cinema Eye Co-chair AJ Schnack ("Convention"). Recognizing excellence in ar...

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    indieWIRE @ Hulu Docs: Election Edition

    Like indieWIRE's parent company, SnagFilms, who have been showcasing documentaries tied into Tuesday's important midterm election in their Midterm Madness series, our curated Hulu Documentaries this week are also tied into the election. This week's selections take a look back at various elections, o...

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